Monthly Archives: April 2013

International Operations

An old French proverb reminds us “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” For international flight departments, planning a trip outside the U.S. means focusing on many of the same topics crews consider for a flight inside …

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AIN Blog: Fly Like You Train

Flight operations specialist François Lassale brings up a good point in a recent issue of AINSafety, that “the [iPad’s] simplicity means training on the iPad and its use in the cockpit is seldom given much thought.” Lassale is absolutely right, …

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AIN Blog: Fly Like You Train

Flight operations specialist François Lassale brings up a good point in a recent issue of AINSafety, that “the [iPad’s] simplicity means training on the iPad and its use in the cockpit is seldom given much thought.” Lassale is absolutely right, …

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AIN 2013 Aircraft Interiors Expo

The Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX)continues to grow and this year saw more than 500 exhibitors spread over 194,000 sq ft of space at the vast Messe Center in Hamburg, Germany. While the number of exhibitors has remained relatively consistent over …

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AIN 2013 Aircraft Interiors Expo

The Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX)continues to grow and this year saw more than 500 exhibitors spread over 194,000 sq ft of space at the vast Messe Center in Hamburg, Germany. While the number of exhibitors has remained relatively consistent over …

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AIN 2013 Aircraft Interiors Expo

The Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX)continues to grow and this year saw more than 500 exhibitors spread over 194,000 sq ft of space at the vast Messe Center in Hamburg, Germany. While the number of exhibitors has remained relatively consistent over …

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Aircell Buys Airfone Frequencies To Expand Gogo In-flight Internet Services

Aircell recently completed its acquisition of Airfone from LiveTV. The agreement includes LiveTV’s 1-MHz air-to-ground spectrum license, as well as the Airfone in-flight communications service,… …

Congress Blocks Controller Furloughs Through FY2013

In a last-ditch effort to stop the FAA’s furloughing of air traffic controllers to meet government-wide budget reductions, the House and Senate passed legislation late last week to transfer money… …

First Production Citation Sovereign Takes Flight

The first production model of Cessna’s new Citation Sovereign completed its maiden flight last Wednesday, logging more than 2.5 hours in the Kansas sky. The flight included tests of its Garmin G5000 avionics with autothrottles, as well as the autopilot, …

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Amstat: Pre-owned Bizjet Market Still Fragmented

While pre-owned business aircraft inventories continue to drop from 2009 highs, the overall market remains mixed, according to data released yesterday by Amstat. “The data reflects the current fragmented nature of this market,” said Amstat executive vice president Tom Benson. …

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